Day 86

Spent the day at Rocky Mountain National Park with Mark and Derron today with a partly cloudy day and just a little breeze.  We start the day at Moraine Park and Mark is of coarse the first to land a fish.  After Mark has landed a number of fish we all switch to what Mark is  throwing.  After tying on a purple san juan worm I finally catch a little 9" brown.  What had a been a long frustrating start to the day finally turned around and I caught two more fish before we decide to try a different area.  We leave Moraine Park with three fish for myself and seven for Mark while Derron was having a tough day and still had not caught a fish.

Moving upstream of Moraine Park we try to fish the area up from the Fern Lake trail.  With the water moving as fast as it was finding a calm bit of water was a challenge.  I find a little pool on the side and cast a number of times before I finally mishook a tiny 5" brown.  Mark moves upstream of me and finds a couple of big boulders to fish around and catches another three for the day.  Derron meanwhile was upstream of Mark and found a little side creek and caught two fish for the day. 

The rain and lightning moved in on us so we decided to call it a day around 6:00pm with all but Mark having a pretty tough go of it.  Still was nice to be in R.M.N.P. for the day and we did end up seeing a lot of elk and a few deer.

Rod:  Iwana 12'
Line:  3rd gen Traditional Tenkara 10 1/2'
Fly that worked:  Purple San Juan Worm